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House Record Digest - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The House began consideration of H.R. 2397, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, July 24th.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
15 public bills, H.R. 2788-2791, 2793-2803 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as followed:

H.R. 2787, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-171);

H.R. 2786, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-172);

H.R. 2792, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, D7472014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-173); and

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H. Res. 315, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2218) to amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1582) to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy (H. Rept. 113-174).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess:
The House recessed at 10:37 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Dr. Shane Alexander, Northcrest Church of Christ, Mexia, Texas.
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Recess:
The House recessed at 1:24 p.m. and reconvened at 1:40 p.m.
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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014:
The House began consideration of H.R. 2397, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, July 24th.
Pages H4866-H4976
Agreed to: Walberg amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force--Crisis Response by $10 million and reduces funding to the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $11 million;
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Delaney amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases Fisher House Account by $16 million and decreases Operation and Maintenance Account Defense-Wide by $25 million;
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Grayson amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases the Defense Health Program Account by $10 million to specifically target finding a cure for Gulf War Illness;
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Israel amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases by $10 million the Defense Human Resources Activity account for the purpose of enhancing DOD efforts in mental health research, treatment, education, and outreach and reduces the same amount from the Office of the Secretary of Defense account;
Pages H4910-11
Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 1 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113-170: Kilmer amendment (No. 6) that makes a symbolic cut of $1 million to the Defense Human Resources Activity, Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, account; funds are reinserted at the same place, with the intent of encouraging a study on how the Defense Human Resources Activity components and the Chief Information Officer identify, catalogue, process, notify appropriate personnel, and rectify mistakes or inconsistencies found when data is uploaded to the Defense Manpower Data Center; Esty amendment (No. 32) that adds $10 million to the Defense Health Program for suicide prevention awareness and outreach in the Overseas Contingency Operations account, which is offset by reductions to the Afghan Security Forces Fund; Sessions amendment (No. 76) that reduces the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $10 million and increases the Defense Health Program by a simil ar amount to create a pilot program to assist service individuals suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Bridenstine amendment (No. 77) that increases funding by $10 million for the National Guard State Partnership Program, split evenly between the Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard, which is offset by $11m reduction to Defense Media Activity account; McKinley amendment (No. 78) that increases the Youth Challenge Program under Civil Military Programs within the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $10,000,000 and decreases by $10,000,000 under Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide the general account for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Bass amendment (No. 79) that reduces the department-wide Operations & Maintenance account by $3 million, then increases it by the same amount with the intent to combat illicit poaching and trafficking of animal products commonly linked to terrorism and armed conflict; Velazquez amendment (No. 80) that increases the funding to the Defense Health Program by $5 million for the purposes of reducing military hazing and suicides; Grayson amendment (No. 81) that reduces the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $10 million and increases the Defense Health Program account by $10 million in order to bolster prostate cancer research efforts; and Esty amendment (No. 82) that adds $5 million to the Operations & Maintenance, Defense-Wide account for overseas contingency operations to strengthen support services like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for members of the National Guard and Reserve;
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Jackson Lee amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases funding for Defense Health Program account (intended for PTSD) by $500,000 offset by a similar reduction in the Environment Restoration, Army account;
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Jackson Lee amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that increases the Defense Health Program's Research and Development account by $10 million and reduces the Defense Procurement-Wide account by the same amount;
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Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 2 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113-170: Lowenthal amendment (No. 83) that increases funding by $5,000,000 for the STARBASE Youth Program which falls under the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide and reduces the same amount from the Maintenance, Defense-Wide, Office of the Secretary of Defense account; Griffin (AR) amendment (No. 86) that provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to cancel or modify the avionics modernization program of record for C-130 aircraft; Hunter amendment (No. 87) that prohibits the use of funds from this Act to plan for, consider, or carry out any action to remove any portion of the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California; Kline amendment (No. 88) that prohibits funds from this Act to be used by the DOD to enlist an individual into the Armed Forces convicted of rape, sexual assault, or other sex crimes as outlined in the DOD enlistment w aivers policy; Nunes amendment (No. 89) that prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from using FY14 funds for the reduction in force structure at Lajes Field, Azores Portugal; Runyan amendment (No. 90) that prohibits the use of appropriated funds for any purpose that would violate 49 U.S.C. Sec. 41106, the Fly CRAF Act; Bustos amendment (No. 91) that prohibits the Department of Defense from purchasing American flags that aren't made in the United States; Engel amendment (No. 92) that mandates that all vehicles purchased by DOD and related agencies must conform to the Presidential Memorandum dated May 24, 2011; Grayson amendment (No. 93) that prevents contracts from being awarded to contractors who have been convicted within the last three years for crimes against the federal government such as fraud, theft, bribery, making false statements, and tax evasion; Grayson amendment (No. 94) that provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to engage in an act covered by or described in 18 U.S.C. 2340A (torture or conspiracy to commit torture); Grayson amendment (No. 95) that prohibits the use of funds to have a net increase of additional flag or general officers above current levels; and LoBiondo amendment (No. 96) that prohibits funding for Department of Defense aviation demonstration teams to perform outside of the United States;
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Heck (NV) amendment (No. 18 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that transfers $15,000,000 to Defense-Wide RDTE for producing the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program in the United States, including for infrastructure, tooling, transferring data, special test equipment, and related components;
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Shea-Porter amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that designates funding to study the Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program;
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Walberg amendment (No. 27 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $79 million and transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account (by a recorded vote of 283 ayes to 139 noes, Roll No. 387);
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Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 3 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113-170: Cicilline amendment (No. 31) that reduces appropriations for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $60 million and increases appropriations for the Defense Health Program by $14 million; Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 68) that prevents funds from being used to maintain or improve facilities that DoD lists as being completely unused; and Broun (GA) amendment (No. 85) that prohibits the Department of Defense from using any funds to operate an unmanned aerial system in contravention of the fourth amendment to the Constitution;
Pages H4936-37
Scalise amendment (No. 37 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits the Department of Defense from entering into any new contracts for the procurement or production of non-petroleum based fuels for use as the same purpose or as a drop-in substitute for petroleum;
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Cole amendment (No. 42 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that provides that none of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be available to implement a furlough of Department of Defense federal employees who are paid from the Working Capital Fund (WCF) Account;
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Cohen amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from $279 million to $140 million and transfers the savings to deficit reduction (by a recorded vote of 249 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 389);
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Coffman amendment (No. 30 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that decreases the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $553.8M (contract to Rosoboron export for 30 Mi-17 helicopters) and increases the D749Spending Reduction Account by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 346 ayes to 79 noes, Roll No. 390);
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Fleming amendment (No. 35 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prevents funds from being used to appoint chaplains without an endorsing agency (by a recorded vote of 253 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 392);
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Rigell amendment (No. 36 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to commence new projects (by a recorded vote of 332 ayes to 94 noes, Roll No. 393);
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Flores amendment (No. 41 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits any funds from being used to enforce the selective fuel bans set forth in Sec. 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expands options for the federal government to purchase fuels from unconventional sources like California heavy oil resources or Canadian oil sands (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 394);
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DeLauro amendment (No. 44 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits funds to train the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters manufactured by Russia's state arms dealer that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports the SMW does not have the capacity to use (by a recorded vote of 333 ayes to 93 noes, Roll No. 395);
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Kline amendment (No. 50 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits funds to carry out recent DoD recruitment policies in contravention of congressional intent in the Fiscal Year 2012 NDAA and to ensure all students are given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces;
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Lamborn amendment (No. 52 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits the use of funds to conduct an environmental impact study on ICBMs;
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Lamborn amendment (No. 53 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits the use of funds to implement sequestration-related furloughs of civilian Department of Defense employees;
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Meadows amendment (No. 54 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits the use of funds for payment of salaries to recess appointees until the appointee is formally confirmed by the Senate;
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Palazzo amendment (No. 57 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prevents any funds from being used to plan for or carry out furloughs of Dual Status Military Technicians;
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Rogers (AL) amendment (No. 58 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that provides that none of the funds made available by this act may be used to carry out reductions to the nuclear forces of the United States to implement the New START Treaty;
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Turner amendment (No. 61 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prevents funds from being used to reduce strategic delivery systems and ensures that the President is in compliance with the Arms Control and Disarmament Act; and
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Hanabusa amendment (No. 66 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits funds from being used to implement an enrollment fee in the TRICARE for Life program.
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Rejected: Langevin amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to reduce the appropriation for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $22 million and transfer this amount to RDT&E, Navy for the purpose of supporting development, demonstration, evaluation and fielding of promising undersea technologies in RDT&E Project Number 2033, for Advanced Submarine Systems Development;
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O'Rourke amendment (No. 22 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to strike Section 8058;
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Gabbard amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to increase funding for the Navy Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare weapon and Air-Launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program by $104,000,000, and reduce Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide by the same (by a recorded vote of 50 ayes to 372 noes, Roll No. 379);
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Blumenauer amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to restore funding for Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites to FY 2013 levels so that DoD can clean up and remediate Unexploded Ordnance in a timely and safe fashion (by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 380);
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Polis amendment (No. 14 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to strikes $107,000,000 for 14 Ground-based Interceptors and reduce the deficit by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 141 ayes to 272 noes, Roll No. 381);
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Blumenauer amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to reduce funding for the Ohio-class submarines by 10 percent to help prepare the Department of Defense for the sequestration (by a recorded vote of 49 ayes to 372 noes, Roll No. 382);
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Nugent amendment (No. 17 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to reduce appropriations for Defense-wide rapid innovation and increase the appropriations to develop a high power microwave D750cruise missile weapon (by a recorded vote of 93 ayes to 327 noes, Roll No. 383);
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Nadler amendment (No. 20 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to cut $70 million of unrequested funds for the East Coast Missile Defense site and dedicate that funding to deficit reduction instead (by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 384);
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Moran amendment (No. 23 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to strike section 8107, which prohibits funding to transfer or release any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into the United States, its territories, or possessions; strike section 8198, which prohibits funding to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a country of origin or other foreign country or entity unless the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications; and strike Section 8109, which prohibits funding to modify any United States facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 385);
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Poe amendment (No. 25 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to cut funding to Pakistan by $600 million (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 386);
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Wittman amendment (No. 39 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to provide that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to propose, plan for, or execute an additional Base Realignment and Closure round;
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Cicilline amendment (No. 28 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to reduce appropriations for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $279,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 388);
Pages H4937-38, H4954
Garamendi amendment (No. 33 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to cut $2,615,000,000 from the Afghan Security Forces Fund (by a recorded vote of 150 ayes to 276 noes, Roll No. 391);
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Lee amendment (No. 45 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to reduce funding by 1%, excluding the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts (by a recorded vote of 109 ayes to 317 noes, Roll No. 396);
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Quigley amendment (No. 46 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to limit funds made available in the bill to operate and maintain no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (by a recorded vote of 142 ayes to 283 noes, Roll No. 397);
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Denham amendment (No. 47 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prohibit funds from being used to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 398);
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Palazzo amendment (No. 56 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prevent any funds from being used to rebase any Air Force, Air Guard, or Air Force Reserve aircraft until 60 days after the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force has submitted its report as required by the FY 2013 NDAA; and
Pages H4968-69
Rohrabacher amendment (No. 59 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prohibit any funds in the bill from being provided to Pakistan.
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Withdrawn: Jackson Lee amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have reduced funding for Procurement, Defense-Wide, by $2 million and transfer the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account;
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Pocan amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have made available from amounts available for the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation $10,000,000 for applied research to improve the safety of advanced batteries, specifically lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries;
Pages H4919-20
Lujan Grisham amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have reduced RDT&E by $10 million and add $10 million to RDT&E for Operationally Responsive Space;
Pages H4921-22
Bonamici amendment (No. 26 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have provided $30 million for the purchase of emergency response medical equipment sets for National Guard M997A3 HMMWV ambulances to ensure they carry adequate life-saving equipment; and
Pages H4928-29
Terry amendment (No. 38 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have prohibited the Department of Defense from spending any appropriated funds in FY14 to enforce Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
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Proceedings Postponed: Terry amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to increase Defense-wide O/M by $1 billion, while reducing funding in the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $2.6 billion. The reduction would be in order to give DoD more flexibility to offset civilian furloughs;
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Jones amendment (No. 48 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to restrict the use of funds approved by this Act from being used to carry out activities under the United States-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, without being approved by Members of Congress;
Pages H4961-62
LaMalfa amendment (No. 51 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to provide that none of the funds made available in this act may be used to pay any fine assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board;
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Mulvaney amendment (No. 55 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to reduce funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget by $3,546,000,000 to better correspond with the President's request. Protects all amounts made available for the National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment modernization shortfalls for homeland defense and emergency response;
Pages H4967-68
Stockman amendment (No. 60 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to prohibit participation by the People's Republic of China in joint U.S. military exercises;
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Walorski amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to prohibit any funds made available by this Act from being used to transfer or release detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen; and
Pages H4974-75
Bonamici amendment (No. 65 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that seeks to prevent the retirement, divestment, transfer, or preparation to do so of C-23 aircraft used by the National Guard and to designate $34 million for the sustainment and operation of the C-23 aircraft in a viable state.
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H. Res. 312, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2397) and (H.R. 2610) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 378, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 377.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and 21 recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4875-76, H4876-77, H4930-31, H4931, H4931-32, H4932-33, H4933, H4933-34, H4934-35, H4935, H4935-36, H4954, H4954-55, H4955-56, H4956, H4956-57, H4957-58, H4958, H4958-59, 4959-60, H4960 and H4960-61. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Alexander, Rodney, La.,E1115

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1118, E1118

Capps, Lois, Calif., E1118

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1119

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1118

Duckworth, Tammy, Ill., E1115

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1118, E1119

Hastings, Doc, Wash., E1117

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1119

Keating, William R., Mass., E1116, E1119

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1115

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1116

Negrete McLeod, Gloria, Calif., E1119

Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E1120

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1120

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1117, E1117

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1117

Young, Todd C., Ind., E1115




Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 24
House Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Continue consideration of H.R. 2397--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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